Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. statement: 'The last few months have been difficult and filled with dark days and many low moments for our family. Today I speak as a father. I was proud of Jesse Jr. as he stood before the judge and accepted full responsibility for his actions. He was remorseful. He is recovering. He has highs and lows. I have a greater appreciation for it now.' - via @NBCNews
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Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged on Feb. 15, 2013, with illegally spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use and could face up to 57 months in prison. Chicago Sun-Times